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month. nearly 300 students are still missing after being taken from their school in northern nigeria more than two weeks ago. kerry made the announcement in ethiopia during his tour of africa. >> let me be clear: the kidnapping of hundreds of children by boka har a.m. is unconscionable and we will do everything to support the niger yam government to return these young women to of their homes. >> seven people have been killed in a bombing in mogadishu. police say there is a targeting of former local government official killed in the explosion. >>> final rallies are beg held ahead of next week's election. facing the toughest challenge yet, likely to return to power, tania page explains >> reporter: the blue of the democratic alliance filled the hall like a rising tide. although it's more popular than ever, it's small compared to the governing national congress. it's south africa's biggest opposition party. >> if our government was doing its work properly, south africa would be attracting much more investors and the economy would be growing much faster to create the jobs we need to tac
they want the united states to pressure nigeria to take more aggressive action to rescue the girls. >>> also from here in d.c., a building that houses a strip club collapses. it's all caught on camera. four nearby buildings were also damaged. there was some construction going on nearby. at this point, it's not clear if that's what triggered the collapse. one person was hurt. that person is expected to be okay. >>> new support and new questions today for hillary clinton, if she decides to run for the white house in 2016. also, jeb bush gets some words of encouragement from his former president brother. could 2016 shape up as the battle of america's political dynasties? the brain trust here in the flesh on a saturday afternoon in d.c. bob franken is a syndicated columni columnist. and mercedes is a republican strategist, also former spokesperson for the george w. bush administration. good to see all of you here in the flesh. this is nice. i should have brought you something. we don't have a budget for gifts. let's start with the news today, bob. tim kaine threw his support behind hillary clint
year. >>> the effort to found kidnapped school girls in nigeria goes global as leaders across the world speak out and against the abductions. officials are confused about who is missing. >> the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped to lowest levels since 2008. some say it gives false hope. plus historical treasure, a black and white film capturing a notorious moment in >> good morning to you. welcome back to aljazeera.com. i'll morgan radford live in new york. these are the top stories. ukraine suffering its most violent day in nearly three months. clashes erupting in the black sea city of odessa between pro-russian and ukranian supporters. nearly 14 were killed, 31 from a government building fire. this comes as kiev continues its military assault on separatists in eastern cities. u.s. troops in afghanistan on standby to help find victims of a mud slide. a village was wiped out in the hills killing 2,000 people. a res would you operation is under way as search crews dig for varied people. a virus infected 300 people in saudi arabia confirmed in the united states of t
like to once again our gratitude to the presidency of nigeria for last month's efforts. i'd like to thank the undersecretary-general, mr. feldman, for his briefing on the situation in ukraine and recent events. madam president, to say that we're meeting a second time in a week once again to discuss the alarming situation in ukraine is a demonstration of the fact that this council has a responsibility to express itself. in the case of argentina, to reiterate our views about what is happening with regard to the bitter confrontations due to the escalation of tensions. news coming from slovanski would appear daily confrontations are reality and there is serious risk of spiral of violence with serious consequences for ukraine, the region and the international community. argentina condemns violent acts recorded in the east of ukraine and which have left the loss of human life in its wake. obviously the voices of members of this council have not been listened to or heard, nor the voice of the secretary-general or the international community. calling on all parties to work to calm the si
with african union officials to discuss south sudan's conflict. >> meanwhile, a dar bomb has rocked nigeria leaving 12 people there on the outs skirts of abuja, not far from the attack that killed 70 people weeks ago. this latest blast coming days before it is set to hold the world economic forum on africa >> reporter: the car bomb exploded very close to a checkpoint manned by soldiers and police. just a few kilometers from the city center. there were fatalities and injuries. survivors were rushed to h hospital. >> i fell down. my brother was standing with me. >> the security agents here were on duty to stop something like this happening. so there may be questions about how such an attack could happen right under their noses. just over two weeks ago, a bomb exploded at a bus station in almost the exact sameplace, killing 75 people. >> the leader of boko haram claimed responsibility. he challenges the government to go after his group. >> look at us. we are right within your city, abjua, and you don't know how to find us. >> hours before this latest blast, the government told al jazeera it h
in the northeast. the plight of 200 missing schoolgirls uppermost in people's minds. really here in nigeria there are people angry with the government. maybe they should be angry with successful governments. spending here has doubled over five years and stands at $6 billion a year. people are wondering why they don't feel safer now. >> will ross in the nigerian capital after the car bombing. >>> 18 people have died in separate car bombs in two villages in the village of hamh. 11 children are amongst the dead. the attacks took place in the government controlled cities. >>> police in the philippines have arrested dozens of suspects linked to the online blackmail. alleged the suspects persuaded people to expose themselves in front of web cams or send explicit material online. they threatened to send that to relatives unless a payment was made. >>> toronto's mayor is starting a 30 day treatment course as police investigate a new video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine. rob ford announced wednesday he would leave the re-election campaign to get help for substance abuse. >>> now you
. >> from the bbc russian service# thank you. >>> now to nigeria in abuja. it's rocked by deadly i violence. an explosion has killed 19 and injured 60 more. that's according to the director of the country's emergency management about say. the car bomb targeted a bus station in the same place struck by a car bomb last month that killed 70 people. the i lammist group boko haram claimed responsibility. they are thought to be behind the 230 schoolgirls missing in the north of the country. the bbc has been to the seen of the blast. >> reporter: for theáuw&z cleanp after the bomb blast down here, the debris of this powerful explosion. if you come over this way, you can see the wreckage of some cars that were exploded during the blast. police officers here as well as the military and all sorts of people here really wondering why on earth this place is targeted again the second time in less than three weeks. if we move the camera over this side, that areañbuo# over there the bus station. that's where the bomb exploded killing more than 70 people. we don't know if this was boko haram. they said th
and those in power whose critics accuse those in power of abusing it. >> nigeria's government has told august that it's finding it hard to deal with radical groups, but says it's capable to deal with the challenge. more than 200 girls are still missing from the state or abducted two weeks ago. civil society groups are angry at the government's failure to secure their release. we report. >> these protestors including relatives demand the immediate release of more than 200 school girls. they are angry at the governments response to the kidnapping that happened two weeks ago. the radical group is believed to be behind the abductions. >> you know the insurgents also have their own ways of operating and one challenge you have is that let me use the word defenseless. if you are dealing with somebody you know one-on-one, you can come out and let us talk, but it creates that problem, you know, when we are dealing with people that are faceless, with a group that is faceless. in times of reaching out, it's difficult to reach out to them completely, because they don't come out openly to talk and
a check of the videos captured by citizens around the world. >> nigeria demanding action from the government following the disappearance of 230 students from a northern village, most girls. instagram user capturing this demonstration as the women call for the girls to be brought back home. you may recall they were taken two weeks ago by armed men believed to be part of a militant group. >> management at an oil refinery in ghana say supply will not be affected following a deadly blast there earlier this week. that is video from it. a smoke cloud rising, people running from the scene. one was killed in the explosion. >> the heavens providing this for people in new zealand, a beautiful display lighting up the night sky. >> welcome back to aljazeera america. up next, the rallies taking place around the world today and the violence that's erupted from may day demonstrations. >> first let's check temperatures around the nation today. things appear to be getting warmer. >> a little bit. now that that front has gone through, some places have dropped but now that the front has gone thr
rights group in nigeria says that the more than two hundred school girls who've been kidnapped or being forced to marry the man who abducted them bunches of people demonstrated in the capital through to the saying that the nigerian government is not doing enough to find. gunmen took the girls more than two weeks ago from their school in the northeast the country the infamous group both go iran is behind that attack to us now to vote of confidence in the economy from the federal reserve has announced its cutting its monthly bond buying program by further ten billion dollars. becuz he's on track to end the program as soon as october. the fed says the decision was based on expectations the us economy will continue to recover the growth has been dismal so far this year. analysts blame that on a particularly harsh and long winter the board of the french engineering company also has unanimously endorsed a bid by general electric to buy its energy unit giving the us company a significant lead over german rival siemens in a politically charged takeover battle. she is offering about twelve billi
to protest in nigeria tomorrow in the capital. they want to put pressure on the government to secure the release of 230 schoolgirls abducted earlier this month. the family members of the missing girls will hold a rally. >>> secretary of state, john kerry, traveling to central africa this week, focusing on regional conflicts, including fighting in the sudan, more efforts to bring peace. >> reporter: in his stronghold in nasa, the leader of south sudan's rebels receive the u.n. human rights chief. she came to south sudan to discuss the human rights situation. the situation that the rebel leader said troubled him. >> 35 minute, and gave him the concerns. about protections in the video. we received assurances from him that he himself has been investigating the human rights of violations. >> reporter: the visit took place after two recent mass killings, in the town of benty, hundreds of people who sought shelter in a hospital and a mosque were massacred. armed youth attacked civilians that thought they would be safe at a you knew base. dozens were killed, including children. >> you could
are aimed to discourage people from voting wednesday. >>> reports from nigeria say some of the 200 girls abducted from the boarding school may been sold into marriage in neighboring cameroon. it's believed they were kidnapped by the group boko haram. people call on the government and military to do more to try to get the girls back safely. >>> brazil's preparations for the 2016 rio games have been described by senior olympic officials as the worst he's seen. the vice president john coates says the production is well behind schedule. there's concerns about infrastructure and water quality. he added there's no plan b. there will not be an alternative city chosen to host the games. >>> as divers continue to recover bodies from the sunk south korean ferry, president park has apologized for failing to prevent the disaster that left more than 300 dead or missing. at the memorial for the 250 school children on board, she apologized for the slow response to the tragedy. bbc has this. >> reporter: the new memorial brings home the sheer scale of the disaster. hundreds of young faces stair out from
thanks for joining us. >> pleasure. >> thank you. >>> reports from nigeria say 200 girls abducted by the boarding school may have been sold into marriage. it's exactly two weeks since the girls were taken in the nighttime raid on their school. it's thought the raid was staged by the group boko haram. i spoke to our correspondent for the latest. >> it's been difficult to find out what's going on especially from the government which hasn't given much away. sources are telling us several things. girls are not kept in one particular place, one camp. they're being moved around. sources tell us they've been spotted being move add cross the lake a lake. we have reports unconfirmed from the area they're taken from, girls have been sold off for as little as $15 each. that's what we're hearing from that part of the country. >> what do we know about what the government has been trying to do if anything to help the families and help the girls? >> initially we were told many had been rescued. that turned out there appeared to be a disconnect between different government agencies dealing with t
on the newshour - it's africa's biggest economy, but nigeria is missing out on billions in tax revenue. we'll tell you why. >>> and in sport - he's back in the pool. what made michael phelps swim the wrong stroke in a race in arizona. >>> hello again. the top stories this al jazeera newshour - pro-russia gunmen holding a group of international observers captive in ukraine are willing to carry out a prisoner swap. 8 o.s.c.e. monitors have been missing for 24 hours. talks will be held on the crisis on monday. >> afghanistan's election commission says the presidential vote will go to a second round. the run-off will be between abdullah abdullah and ashraf ghani, an ex-world bank official. >>> 15 die in an apparent murder in baghdad, days after bombings at a shia rally killed at least 37 people. >>> egypt discovered its first case of the middle east respiratory syndrome or mirs. a 27-year-old man arriving from saudi arabia tested positive for the deadly virus. mirs killed 92 people in saudi arabia, where the corona virus was detected in 2012. joining us now is dr bart hardwens working in the departmen
- it's africa's biggest economy. nigeria is missing out in billions in tax revenue. we tell you why. >> in sport he's back in the pool. what made michael phelps swim the wrong stroke during this race in arizona? >>> european diplomats agreed to hold emergency talks to discuss the crisis in ukraine. a drop of observers have been taken hostage by pro-russian gunmen. russia says it will take all steps to free them. experts in south sudan predict that some areas of the country could face famine by next year. the world's newest country is facing one of the world's newest chris sees - coupled with violence. >>> at least 180 people died in floods in north and western afghanistan. thousands have been displaced. many are in need of medicine and drinking water. >>> going back to the top story, and the crisis in ukraine, tensions in the east are threatening stability. a self-declared state between ukraine and moldova trying to formulate its soviet state. people are armed and ready to defend their land. >> reporter: the cossack regiments describe themselves as the army of christ. they played a
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